Beginnings of sorrows
Mark 13:7 And when ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars, be ye not troubled: for such things must needs be; but the end shall not be yet.
False Christs, wars and rumours of wars, are no cause to be troubled. These will increase, it will happen, but this does not signal the end yet.
Mark 13:8 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be earthquakes in divers places, and there shall be famines and troubles: these are the beginnings of sorrows.
All these are occurring now; nation against nation, kingdom against kingdom: earthquakes, famines and troubles.
Are there more earthquakes than ever before? One source does not see proof of this, stating that there are more readings of earthquakes because of technology, than ever before.
These are the beginnings of sorrows, literally, the beginning of labor pains. They increase in intensity as the time comes due. There shall be other indications in the following verses. I think we just need to stay close to Jesus and not panic as those without hope. For us the end we look forward to, to be with Jesus. Time is running out for the world. They need Jesus too. We must share the gospel with them.
Rom 10:14 How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?